Marie Phyllis (Leite) Esteves, age 82 passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday February 10, 2022, where she was deeply loved and treasured dearly. She was the loving wife of her adoring husband, Joaquim Esteves of 54 years.
Marie was born in Milford, MA on November 13, 1939, the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Rose (DeFilippo) Leite.
In addition to her husband, Joaquim, Marie is survived by her three children; Jack Esteves and his wife Wendy of Peabody, David Esteves and his wife Melissa of Hudson and Rosanne Esteves of Hudson. She leaves behind her grandchildren, who brought such pride and joy to her life, Jonathan, Daniel and Olivia of Hudson and Sherrie of Peabody. She leaves behind her sister-in-law Gloria Leite of Milford, sister-in-law Frances Leite of Orleans, sister-in-law Rita Stone, and sister-in-law Olga Batista of Hudson. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear life long friends. Greatly missed; she is predeceased by her brother Tony Leite of Milford, brother Robert Leite of Orleans, brother-in-law Manuel Batista and brother-in-law Irvine Stone both from Hudson.
Marie was a hard worker with an extraordinary work ethic. She held several administrative positions over her career, but her most treasured employment was at the Hudson Senior Center where she worked nearly 20 years. She brought such joy and kindness to all that visited the Center.
Marie was a devoted Parishioner at the (former) Christ the King Church and Saint Michael Parish both of Hudson. Even during the Pandemic she faithfully participated in Masses via the Internet.
Marie fiercely loved her grandchildren and the time she spent with them. She enjoyed viewing and attending their many sports, musical events and recitals. The ultimate hostess, Marie was always more interested in helping others and creating joy within their lives. Her positive attitude, kind heart and ability to bring smiles and joy to others was extraordinary. Marie loved to read, sing with the Westborough Community Chorus and attend various plays and musicals. She was always very spontaneous and loved traveling and trying out new adventures. However, she was happiest when spending time with family and close friends.
A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson, MA. Burial will immediately follow in procession to Forest Vale Cemetery, Hudson, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hudson Senior Center Benevolent Fund at https://www.townofhudson.org/trustees-benevolent-funds or to St. Judes Children Research at https://www.stjude.org/donate.